About the Pastor


Pastor Jeffrey N. Povolish was born in Tampa, Florida, and is the son of Philip Povolish and Dorothy Bradshaw.  After graduating from Hirschi High School (Wichita Falls, Texas) in 1992, he received a two-year academic scholarship to Midwestern State University, majoring in Radiological Science.  In 1994, he joined the United States Air Force, earning his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Wayland Baptist University in 1999. Furthermore, he would continue his active service in the Air Force by earning the rank of Second Lieutenant upon graduating from Air Force Officer Training School in 2000.  In 2006, and after thirteen years of active enlisted and officer military service, he earned his Masters of Business Administration from Wayland Baptist University with a concentration in general management.  In 2009, Pastor Jeff received his Master of Arts in Theological Studies from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, located in Lynchburg, Virginia, and continues to pursue a Master of Divinity with a concentration in Pastoral Counseling.

In 1998, he accepted his call into the gospel ministry and served under his mentor, Pastor Jeffrey S. Burke, Senior Pastor of Living Water Worship Center, located in Spring Valley, Ohio, where he also received his ordination.

Pastor Jeff is a widely traveling minister, with annual trips to various preaching venues across North America, and eventual mission trips to Africa and the Holy Land.  In addition to his pastoral duties, Pastor Jeff continues to balance his time by serving on active duty in the Unites States Air Force as a Program/Project Manager, while engaging and sustaining family activities.  He and his wife, Christine, a professional school teacher, have been married for twenty-two years and are the proud parents of three children: one daughter, Christen, and two sons, Jeffrey II and Joshua.

His passion is preaching the Gospel and seeing lives changed by accepting God’s grace through faith what Christ did for all of mankind on the cross.  He is a man of many gifts, but his gift of teaching and taking spiritual truths and making them applicable through real-life situations and illustrations is what sets him apart from other pastors.  His deepest desire is to see men walk in truth, gain confidence, grow in Christ, and become the leaders, fathers, and servants God created them to become.

 It is our prayer that you live your life according to what Jesus called the greatest commandment of all in Matthew 22:37—“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.”


Serving Him always with everything I am…


Pastor Jeff

If you need prayer or have a prayer request, please email me or my wife at Pastor_Povo@live.com

3 thoughts on “About the Pastor”

  1. Hi Pastor Jeff,
    Your wife suggested that I read your bio on this website. I think Destiny Center shares your passion about connecting the lost to Christ. Looking forward to getting acquainted.

    Yours in Jesus’ Name,
    Anna King
    Care Pastor
    Destiny Center of Rio Rancho

    1. thanks, Anna. We’re so happy and excited to be a part of Destiny. I look forward to serving Christ along side you. Blessing,

      Pastor Jeff

  2. came across this web blog through someone elses–left a message for your wife–i like this blog–and been struggling with my “faith”, etc–so i started my own blogging to help–i see you were in Ohio–that is where i am from–i am someone who likes all the manynew ways (internet, blogging, etc) to learn and grow through HIM–blessings and good luck to you
    here are my links if youre interested–i left them on your wifes page but here they are if you want to check them out–if not that is okay too
    http://www.youwillriseagain.wordpress.com/ (this is on spiritual abuse/and awareness–something i have experienced and am very passionate about)

    http://www.scripturesrus.wordpress.com/ (this is my quote page, and attempt to help othrs and grow in my own “faith)

    thanks and have a safe holiday

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